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Trust.

I know no such word. That word died a long time ago, around the time everyone else died. It didn’t die alone though, it was joined by words like hope and freedom. Some people actually thought it would be better if they died with the word while others saw it more chivalrous if they died for it. I never understood those people, the ones who died for it, they were as worthless as those who died with it. I always seemed to go to the statement ‘there’s a reason why chivalry no longer exists’ when I think of them.

Sanctuary.

This was the freedom, the new version of hope. It was a word that we all craved to use and yet few of us have ever seen it. Those who claimed they have described it as nothing less than stunning. A true marvel to the eye and heart, causing those who have only heard tales to twitch and crave for it. I have never seen it and would rather not. I feared that if I laid eyes on this place then it would slowly disappear from my gaze, erase itself so that my hands would never grasp its magnificence. And yet even though I wanted to believe that such a place existed, a larger part of me knew that the tales were just that, tales.

Survival.

A word we all knew so well. We practically dedicated our life to this word, hoping it would lay its hand on us every day. We are at its mercy; the mercy of the only word we knew for sure still exists. Each and every one of us are pawns on the board that Survival oversees. He plays with a wicked hand and a keen eye. He has no taste for those who are weak, that can’t support themselves, and hold up their own. When his acute eye lands on a piece that he deems as weak, he immediately tosses him out, no care and no pity, then gets back to watching the other pieces.

I was taught a long time ago that living was a privilege not a right. Every breath that escaped your lips and every beat your heart took should be cherished. Yet I began to wonder more and more if the Superior sector ever had to endure what we had to endure? I would sit on a tree and view their colorful cities, sparkling in the day time, and even more spangled in the night. Their walls seemed to be carved out of gold and diamonds must be encrusted along with them.

While they were behind the safety of walls, we were planted in a land full of beasts. Beasts that were also pawns on the great board of Survival, tossed out and rewarded just like us. There were only two things that we all knew for sure, two things that were engraved into our minds and the land so much it was impossible to forget. Two things that every occupant of this land knew.

1. Life was a privilege, one that could be taken away quicker than given.
2. Every man for himself, no matter what.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, and Adventure

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Given 2014-09-27
Survival Game by dashofwriter is an interesting and well-written introduction to a promising tale. ( Suggested by OfOneSoul and Featured by inknalcohol )
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Lautriche Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Very good job :)
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Silverfoxx18 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is really good!! 
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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ToxicantDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Writer
wink :P Thanks!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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YHHSulami Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I never read anything so thought-provoking. Good job.
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ToxicantDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Writer
Eek! I'm happy and thanks.
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YHHSulami Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome
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Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: This made me use my brain. 
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ToxicantDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Writer
ShakeHighfive Always happy to hear that!
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Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD And I am happy.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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ToxicantDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much!!
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations, my love! I told you this piece was lovely - you deserved the DD. :iconbigheartplz:
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ToxicantDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Writer
I literally freaked out when I saw that! Thanks so so so so so much! You literally made my week! Warm Hugs 
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, love! I loved this piece. :heart:
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ghero97 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I must say this is excellent, the manner in which you distinguished the words provided an unique yet effective structure. In particular I love the 'survival' section and the manner in which you personified it. Very well done, keep up the great work!
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ToxicantDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you so much.
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ghero97 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: 
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MyBlueBalloons Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
you are an amazing writer full of wisdom beyond your age.truly.
i enjoyed the nice even flow of your ideas on paper. i
never stumbled or lost track of your moment.
i adore this, really.
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ToxicantDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Writer
Aww thank you tons! That made my day.
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
An impressive piece, my dear! An interesting, well-written intro to a promising tale. Wonderful job, my dear! :clap:
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MyBlueBalloons Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
ditto
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ToxicantDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! Tight Hug 
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OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, darling! :iconrubcheeksplz:
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